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Summer berries with bay leaf custard

Time 30 minutes
Yields Serves 4 to 6 (makes 1 2/3 cups)
Summer berries with bay leaf custard
1

In a medium bowl, whisk the egg yolks and the sugar until pale and thick.

2

In a medium saucepan, combine the egg yolk mixture, milk, cream and bay leaves. Heat gently over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until the custard thickens enough to leave a velvety coating on the back of a wooden spoon, about 5 minutes (or to 175 degrees). Do not let the mixture boil or it will curdle.

3

Remove the custard from the heat, and continue stirring for 2 more minutes. Leave the bay leaves in the custard while it cools, then remove them.

4

Place the berries in dishes, pour the custard over, garnish with bay leaves, if desired, and serve.


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